Jan./Feb. 2018

Features

Counties Helping Counties

After Hurricane Harvey, local government was at the ground level helping their counterparts in hard-hit areas. Here are just a few of the examples of how Texas takes care if its own and how county government has been at the heart of the recovery efforts.

My Friend Charlye Farris

Honoring Texas’ first female county judge, who was also the first African-American to hold the office.

Nine Ways to Celebrate County Government Month This April

National County Government Month is just around the corner. This April is a great opportunity to spread the word about the value of county government and how your county delivers to Texans every day.

LAST LOOK

Lightning Strikes

Chapel HIll Firefighter Adam Moore examines a tree that had been struck by lightning as a nearby shed full of firewood burns shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

The tree is located off of County Road 219, behind Mink Plumbing outside of Tyler, Texas.